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Iran Could Go Bankrupt by 2027. The Revolutionary Guards Are Only Getting Richer

With an annual budget of $22 billion, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is the power behind the throne in Iran. Its finances will be threatened, though, if it isn’t removed from the American list of designated terror organizations

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More than 4,000 Iranian doctors applied for emigration permits over the past year. They were joined by thousands of others with professions – such as plumbers, carpenters and even barbers – who can no longer make a living given the huge spike in prices of consumer goods and the devaluation of the Iranian rial.

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